"God the Son Incarnate", by Stephen J. Wellum (book review)
Make no mistake, "God the Son Incarnate" is a MASSIVE TOME on Christology...the study of Jesus. Comprised of four parts, divided into 14 chapters, this volume was thoroughly researched. How thorough, you ask? There are 1,317 end note citations. Simply phenomenal effort went into producing this book.
Dr. Wellum, who is the Professor of Christian Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, takes readers carefully, academically, deeply into the study of who Jesus the Messiah is. He explores the harmful effects that philosophical, scientific, and religious evolutions in thought processes has had upon Christology, all the way to delving into the mystery of the distinctions between his divinity and humanity.
Don't be fooled, this one is no easy read. It is very technical, scholarly, and not one that would be considered a "page turner" by most peoples' accounts. However, if you're looking for a great gift for your pastor, or maybe a seminarian, this may well be one for their library. It will no doubt prove to be an effective tool for their study.
RATING: I give "God the Son Incarnate" 5 out of 5 stars for its deeply scholarly, well researched documentation of Christology.
DISCLAIMER: I received this book in ebook format free of charge from Crossway in exchange for my unbiased review of it. All opinions are mine, and I was not forced to provide a positive review of it.
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